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Russia, US and the Case of Iran
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Active ImageRelations between the Russian Federation and the United States of America have gone through many ups and downs after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Although in the early years after the Soviet collapse, the Russian leaders regulated US relations based on a Westernized optimistic attitude but after the lapse of 2-3 years these ties turned a course towards fundamental transformation so much so that from the second half of the 1990s Moscow’s relations with Washington were formulated within the framework of Yevgeny Primakov’s viewpoints. In this way, Russia’s foreign policy vis-à-vis the United States was fundamentally transformed.
Political Freedom Is Not “Soft Overthrow”
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Active ImageWe must defend our revolutionary values and accept that political freedom is in the context of Islam and conduct of our Imams as well as a major goal for the Islamic Revolution. We must be careful. To head off soft overthrow and defend the Islamic Iran does not mean that we should deprive people of their political freedoms.
Arbitration Council, the Sole Solution
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Active ImageWhat has happened right now cannot be easily corrected. People have lost their trust and it can affect their future electoral turnouts. If they saw that legal officials are law-abiding, that trust might be restored, but if the law were administered unilaterally and with partiality, nobody could guarantee that the trust would be restored.
Obama and Middle East: Behaviors and Challenges
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Active ImageObama rose to power through a totally different attitude to the Middle East while the Middle Eastern nations expect changes in past US policies. Obama’s Middle Eastern policy is a combination of achievements and challenges. Under Obama, the United States has been more active in the Middle East and that trend will possibly continue into the future.
US and North Korea Crisis
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Active ImageThe nuclear crisis in North Korea is the first major strategic challenge to the Obama Administration which tests its ability to manage international security matters. Will Washington be able to manage that international crisis on its own?
Iran, One Week after Presidential Poll
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Active ImageAt present, supporters of the candidates who protest to the vote count, maintain that massive street rallies will convince the government to annul the election results or see into election fraud claims by establishing a separate investigating board. On the opposite, the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced on Friday that any new method for verification of election results could not be accepted.
Obama's Doublespeak on Iran
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Active ImageOn the US-Iran relationship, President Obama seems to be talking from both sides of his mouth.  From one side we hear promising messages of dialogue and a "new beginning" with Iran; from the other side provocative words that seems to be coming right out of the mouth of his predecessor, George W. Bush.
If Everybody Is There!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Active ImageThe current enthusiasm for participation in the presidential election as well as political and social circumstances in Iran is not only unprecedented in the country, but also in the whole Asia and a large part of Africa and Middle East.
Obama's Bumpy Road to Friendships with Arabs
Monday, June 8, 2009
Active ImageMany observers believe that Obama cannot change the longstanding bonds of friendship between Washington and Tel Aviv, but Arabs can bank on Washington’s economic dependence on the region’s resources and their geopolitical weight to balance US relations with Arabs and Israel.
Positive Points in IAEA Latest Report
Monday, June 8, 2009
Active ImageIn its latest report released on June 5th 2009, the International Atomic Energy Agency reconfirmed that there has been no diversion of Iran’s nuclear material.
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